Platycerium holttumii has a natural living and cultivating habitat of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesian islands . Nature has given platy. Platycerium holttumii the ability to survive through its normal dry seasons which occurs between the monsoon rains, with a complete spongy material makeup in its Shield and Fertile Fronds . This spongy material will retain moisture and give it to platy. Platycerium holttumii so the species can survive through its normal dry seasons and dormancy period, By giving the root mass a little moisture at a time in order to keep its root system from drying out .
The dormancy period for platy. Platycerium holttumii begins in mid fall after the species has produced a new set of Fertile Fronds and they have matured . This dormancy period will last until mid spring. When the earths surface temperatures rise and during platy. Platycerium holttumii's dormancy period no growth will be produced in its Shield or Fertile Fronds nor will its spores become ripe. While the species is going through this dormancy period .
The Shield Frond of Platycerium holttumii species are much thicker, stiffer and stronger than the Shield Fronds of Platycerium superbumPlatycerium wandae and Platycerium grande partly because of its spongy makeup, But the species Shield Fronds slightly resembles theirs . Platycerium holttumii begins producing new Shield Fronds in mid spring after the species has emerged from dormancy and enters into its growing period . When the first new Shield Frond emerges do not begin giving Platycerium holttumii moisture until the species has used up most of its stored moisture reserve or root rot of the new Shield Fronds growing rots will set in . The Shield Fronds of Platycerium holttumii , Do not (die) back as fast nor as often as the Shield Fronds of Platycerium superbum , grande or wandae and can last two seasons or more .
Platycerium holttumii 's Fertile Fronds will become quite long , wide and large with age . This species will begin producing Fertile Fronds in late summer and will be the last growth produced by Platycerium holttumii for the season , Before entering into dormancy. Each Fertile Fronds will have two spore patches with one being raised and the other hanging downward as with Platycerium grande and Platycerium wallichii . The new and unripe spore patches are a lime green color and will remain lime green until they become ripe in the spring of the following year . When spring arrives and Platycerium holttumii emerges from dormancy, Its spore patches will turn a brown color and at that time the spore patches are ripe and will be released from spore patch to spore patch .